Trials of Initiation
The Trials of Initiation are a series of trials for Vampires to take part in. They have to complete five of them in order to succeed. They are usually taken by those training to become a Vampire General or a games master like Vanez blane. Failiure to complete a trial results in death at the Hall of Death. At one point in the past, these were required to be done by every vampire who went to the mountain for the council. There also seem to be old loop-holes for preperation and extra practice time that were used to help Darren Shan prepare for his own trials.